Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Guests demand we rearrange the furniture

Has any previous group of immigrants demanded so much, with the threat that otherwise it will not fit in?

The Government will invest $16 million of additional recurrent funding for Australia’sOrthodox Jewish dayschools.....(recognising) the unique circumstances and special needs of Orthodox Jewish Day schools. 
For a number of Orthodox Jewish schools, the current schools funding formula, the Socio-Economic Status (SES) model, does not produce a fair result due to the fact that: 
-Historical factors determine the location of synagogues. There is often no relationship between the socio-economic status of the area in which an Orthodox Jewish school is located and the financial capacity of parents whose children attend these schools; 
-Orthodox Jewish dayschools take all students, irrespective of ability to pay; and 
-Students attending these schools are often from large families, which makes paying even modest school fees a financial burden.


Catholic schools on average receive $7,685 per student in government funding (both state and federal) per year 

At such a price, is immigation worth the hassle?

(thanks to reader AS)

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